Sunday, October 31, 2010

Final Halloween bento

I'm sad to see Halloween go, but at least there will be no shortage of bento inspiration with more holidays approaching :)

Lunch Friday was a Boca Chik'n patty pumpkin (face done with a paper stencil and food color spray), oranges, pomegranate, and a boo apple

Kidlet in his Harry Potter costume. Yes, I know the scar is on the wrong side. Oh well :P

And a random cute picture of Kidlet with my dad's puppy Ralph. We visited for the first time since the new addition today and Kidlet had a blast :)

Friday, October 29, 2010

CSN Review: Ginsu Knives!

I was *not so* recently given the opportunity to try out some Ginsu Knives from my awesome buddies at CSN Stores. I have always harbored a desire to own Ginsu knives. I must admit that I am easily swayed by commercials. Just watch this one and tell me you don't want to own some too!

 I didn't cut branches before cutting my tomatoes but the knives have all worked amazingly well so far!  My biggest needs were for cheese and apples, the heart of my bento work ;) The smaller paring and steak knives both worked for these purposes. Cutting through the apple skin to make intricate work was a breeze! The larger knives all chop beautifully and the bread knife even sliced through a soft loaf without squashing it.

The only downside to these knives is that if you leave them with wetness on them they will start to rust eventually. Not a huge deal, it just means I have to be slightly less lazy about my knives. If you don't tend to use, abuse, and then leave your knives you won't have a problem!

I'm really glad I gave the Ginsu knives a try because they are epic! And as always, working with the CSN team was epic also :D

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Hogwarts Crest Bento

So, quite some time ago I did a series of all the Hogwarts house crests. You may recall them here. Kidlet decided to be Harry Potter for Halloween this year so I thought I would tackle the one crest I hadn't done yet, the Hogwarts crest. My cramping hand is not thanking me for it :P

Lunch is a boca chik'n patty sandwich with Hogwarts cheese drawn on using food coloring markers. On the side are pomegranate, apple lightening bolt, and oranges.

Check out more lunch fun this week at What's For Lunch Wednesday

Monday, October 25, 2010

MTM: Halloween time!

Halloween is really coming on much too fast for my taste. We're booked solid this week with no rest, yikes! Please excuse the bad lighting, it's getting darker earlier now :P Guess I need to start dinner sooner! Check out other spooky tins at Muffin Tin Monday

 Top L-R: Spicy witches fingers *fries*, Chik'n patty sandwich with Jack O'Lantern face, Vampire Blood *ketchup*

Bottom L-R: Pomegranate with spooky apple mouth, yogurt, and broccoli

Friday, October 22, 2010

Kitty in a Pumpkin

Kidlet prefers his Halloween bento to be cute and not too spooky. This one is pretty darn cute all packed up on one of our Easy Lunch Boxes. 

Lunch contains a soy ham sandwich with kitty in a pumpkin cheese, carrots, and dip in the main container. On the side are a pumpkin whoopie pie, pomegranate seeds, and an apple bat

Monday, October 18, 2010

Spooky eggplant pasta bento lunch

Well, it's sort of spooky....maybe :) We had a huge Halloween party here over the weekend for Kidlet's friends. This was his lunch on Friday to get in to the spirit!

Kidlet's thermos has pasta with eggplant and ricotta mixed in. Side container has a spoooky cornbread with cheese tombstone, apple mouth with almond sliver fangs, green beans under the mouth, and mandarin oranges.

Lack of muffin tin monday today is due to it being rainy and gross :P So instead of a proper meal Kidlet and I had Happy Meals and watched Men in Black 2. In my defense, the meals came in HALLOWEEN PAILS. That makes it okay ;) bwahaha

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Koala Chili

Don't worry, this chili is not made from koala. There's just one near it :) Cooler fall weather means more soups! This thermos is working out really well for us. Kidlet says it's still piping hot at lunch time! Yay! I fill it with boiling water with the lid set on top while I prepare the food. Then dump the water, dry off and add in the noms.

Kidlet has a thermos full of three bean chili. On the side is a tiny apple from our apple adventures, baguette slices with cheese Koala mama and baby, carrots, and dip.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Muffin Tin Monday: Pumpkins!

Today's Muffin Tin Monday theme is Pumpkins! Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. The air grows cooler and crisp.....there are lots of apple and pumpkin treats, and lots of fun to look forward too! I always feel good once the fall begins :D

Top L-R: peanut butter pumpkin sandwich, homemade applesauce from our apple picking adventures, and another pb pumpkin
Bottom L-R: Broccoli in light cheese, Pumpkin cheesecake square, carrots and ranch